"The Soska sisters have the attention of the horror going community – one that is often accused of being sexist as hell. When you get the chance, grab yourself some Dead Hooker and then ask yourself this - could the Soskas be the long overdue shot of adrenaline to the heart female-driven horror cinema needs?" ~ Aaron Williams, ShockTillYouDrop
We've been horror fans before we even knew what that meant. Sneaking into the horror sections of our local video stores (now a truly lost art form that sadly future generations won't be able to experience), playing with tarantulas, reading Stephen King novels, we just took for granted that these were pleasures everyone partook of. Imagine our shock when we learned the thrill of chills was an acquired taste. I mean, who doesn't love being scared? Surprisingly, some. But for the rest of us there's the horror community. And we're damn proud to be a part of it.
The horror community is made up of the greatest people anywhere. Horror fans have embraced our debut feature, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, and without them we wouldn't be able to make films and certainly wouldn't be working on our second feature, AMERICAN MARY. Now, DHIAT is set to be at long last released worldwide thanks to IFC Midnight January 31st. What started as a faux trailer GRINDHOUSE style became an underground sensation and has now traveled more places than ourselves, hit festivals worldwide, won numerous awards and praise, and got people spreading the word has after 4 years finally come full circle. It cost $2,500 and a whole lot of heart and I can't even begin to say how much it means to us to have the horror lovers out there support our work.
And now we're cutting our new baby, AMERICAN MARY, a seriously disturbed, hauntingly beautiful project that will hit film festivals later this year.
To say it's been a crazy ass ride would be an under statement.
It was wonderful to get the chance to chat with Aaron Williams of ShockTillYouDrop. We don't get the opportunity to chat much these days being in editing suite lock down, so please enjoy this exclusive interview RIGHT HERE!!
And stay tuned for AMERICAN MARY ;)